Holiday reading without the weight!

Posted by Guy Pringle, 30th June 2011

I’ve finally succumbed to a Kindle which has brought a dilemma. As someone lucky enough to be surrounded by a choice of – physical - new books every day, what do I load on to this new device for my short holiday?   So here goes: The Dark Tower 1 by Stephen King because I enjoyed view...

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And I thought I was a bookaholic!

Posted by Guy Pringle, 29th June 2011

Last Saturday I was a guest speaker at the first Read It, Swap It (RISI) conference in Birmingham. I knew something of this website as several of its members also review for newbooks, among other outlets.   RISI does pretty much what it says on the tin as it’s effectively a social view...

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Canadian thoughts

Posted by Guy Pringle, 27th June 2011

Canadian subscriber, Lindy Gomm, is the first of our subscribers to add to our new initiative here - My Books and Other Animals. Just to reiterate, we know we're all bookish folk but this is a chance to share not just books but your cultural life as well. To take part just email view...

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Lighting the Fires: A week on an Arvon Course

Posted by Madelaine Smith, 16th June 2011

We arrived later than expected at Hebden Bridge station. On our cross country journey the train hit a cow.  As we walked out of the station, it started to rain. And it was getting dark, and there were no taxis. Feeling rather like a couple of townies my colleague Catherine and I asked the view...

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A Perfectly Lovely Evening.

Posted by Alison Glinn, 14th June 2011

Thursday evening saw Madelaine and me driving from Winchester to Petersfield. It was one of those evenings that England does so well; with shadows lengthening and the warmth of the day still lingering. The drive along the A272 is a pretty route with lovely views to the south, and the atmosphere in view...

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To begin . . .

Posted by Guy Pringle, 10th June 2011

As publisher, it falls to me to start the ball rolling on this new initiative which we're calling My Books and Other Animals. Given the willingness of nb readers to debate and discuss, this is a chance to share our cultural lives beyond the world of books. You probably recognize the cannibalization view...

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